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Organic Mosquito Control for Your Yard

Mosquito Swatter: Eliminate Standing Water 

Source: Howard Garrett, also known as "The Dirt Doctor" is a local landscaper, arborist, and horticulturist known for educating the public of the benefits of organic landscaping and gardening.

  1. Empty standing water where possible.
  2. For standing water that can't be emptied, such as an ornamental pond, stock Gambusia fish (minnows that eat mosquito larvae) or use a Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis ‘israelensis') product such as Bactimos Briquettes.
  3. Spray for adult mosquitoes with garlic products orange oil and other plant oil or citronella.
  4. Use organic management to encourage birds, bats, dragonflies, and other beneficial insects.
  5. Use skin repellents that contain natural herbs such as aloe vera, citronella, eucalyptus, tea tree, and citrus oil.
  6. Bug light devices do not work! They kill more beneficials than the pests.
  7. Broadcast cedar granules on the ground where mosquitoes are a problem.​